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Piracy and shipwrecks: travelling to the Indies via the Cape of Good Hope in the 18th century

BUCQUOY, Jacob de.
Sechzehenjährige Reise nach Indien; Aus dem Holländischen nach der 2. Ausg. übersetzt: Nebst einem Auszuge aus Jakob Frankens unglücklichen Reise in den Jahren 1756-1760.
Leipzig, Christian Gottlob Hilscher, 1771. 8vo. With 2 folding engraved plates (a map of the coast of Malabar & Coromandel, and a map & coastal view). Modern mottled boards with grey label on spine.
€ 2,950
Very rare German translation of the second Dutch edition of a 16-year voyage in the East Indies (Zestien jaarige reize naa de Indiën, Haarlem, 1757; first published as Aanmerckelyke ontmoetingen in de zestien jaarige reize naar de Indiën, Haarlem, 1744), together with the unfortunate voyage of Jacob Franken in the years 1756-1760. Jacob de Bucquoy (b. 1693), a surveyor and cartographer for the Dutch East India Company (VOC), relates remarkable adventures, including attacks by pirates during his travels from 1720 to 1735 via the Cape of Good Hope to Goa, Madagascar, the African and Malabar coasts, the Dutch trading station at Delagoa Bay (now Maputo Bay in Mozambique), abandoned in 1730, and Batavia. The unfortunate voyage of Jacob Franken with the ship de Naarstigheid (first published Haarlem, 1761) describes the voyage from Batavia along the coast of Bengal to Holland in the years 1756 to 1760.
Small tear in folding map. Good copy of this narrative on a voyage to the East Indies by Jacob de Bucquoy.
Mendelssohn I, pp. 425-426; cf. Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 294 & 295 (Dutch editions); Tiele, Bibl. 213 (Dutch edition); not in Howgego, to 1800.
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